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A camera test with a difference – multicam shoot for “Bunny Suit” with the Sony A7S, Nikon D750 and 5 others

April 2, 2015 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Berlin based band Bunny Suit (follow here on Facebook / SoundCloud) recently went into Temeplton Studio to lay down some tracks. We decided to shoot a live video of the recording which would then be synced up perfectly with the final mix of the tracks in post. The Sony A7S in this shoot is graded using the lovely “Manchester” LUT from James Miller’s Deluts pack. But there were 6 other cameras backing it up. Can you tell which is which!?


Atomos Shogun Review – Part 1

December 19, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

This is an early look for now, my unit has only just arrived!! I will be posting some ProRes samples in 4K from the A7S later this weekend. This is a device that’s set to unleash total magic from the Sony A7S in 4K. It also offers a way for Panasonic GH4 users to record 4K in 10bit to ProRes rather than heavily compressed 8bit 4:2:0 H.264. For the Samsung NX1 it is also compelling, offering us a way to bypass the compression of H.265 altogether (and the lengthy transcoding stage), instead going straight to 4K ProRes in various flavours. It’s also an IPS 1920×1200 field monitor,

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Atomos Shogun sneak peek and EOSHD review coming soon

December 17, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Three of the most exciting cameras of the year, the Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4 and Samsung NX1 are about to go into a different league as far as video quality and monitoring go. The Atomos Shogun 4K monitor / recorder is now shipping ($1995 / £1220 + VAT) and one is on the way to me, scheduled to arrive this week. I plan to put it to use with all 3 of the aforementioned cameras. I’ll do a shootout comparing them. We’re unlocking as yet unexploited features like 4K mode on the A7S and 10bit 422 on the GH4. For the NX1 it will be


Photography: Shooting under moonlight with the Sony A7S

November 21, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Here’s a short behind the scenes video: As part of a new Photography section of EOSHD I’m going to be taking a closer look at some of the best cameras and lenses for stills. The Sony A7S makes new creative possibilities a reality with its incredible sensitivity to light. Shooting a personal project with my sister Zara Reid to showcase her floristry work, the boat was dressed and floated on the lake to create images inspired by the 1888 John William Waterhouse painting Lady of Shalott, in turn based on the beautiful 19th century poem of the same name by Sir Alfred

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Sony A7II gets in-body 5 axis stabilisation and S-LOG 2

November 20, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Long ago there were rumours Sony had licensed 5 axis IBIS from Olympus. Either way they now have the technology and the Sony A7 II is the first to get it. If Sony can put an internal 4K codec and 5 axis stabilisation on the A7 S II then they will keep me as a customer for a VERY long time. How can anyone else really have an answer to that? So kick away your tripod and let’s see what else the A7 II has for video shooters…

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Photokina report day 1 – Sony FS7

September 16, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Day one at Photokina and first on the agenda is a catch-up chat with Sony product managers Bill Drummond, Ben Pilling and Robbie Fleming who had arrived fresh from IBC. I took a tour of the Sony booth and briefly tried the new Sony FS7 Super 35mm cinema camera for filmmakers!